Take advantage of that beautiful glow and document your pregnancy with a dazzling photoshoot! The best part is that you can do it in the comfort of your own home.
Pregnancy is a special time, and even when it seems like you are gaining less and less control of your body, it is actually doing a wonderful job at protecting and nurturing your little one. It’s only fitting to celebrate and honor your body with endearing photographs that you and your family will cherish for life.
Even when it seems like your schedule is impossibly hectic and all you want to do is rest, consider making time for a maternity photoshoot. You may regret not having one; after all, you are not pregnant forever!
When is the best time to schedule a maternity photoshoot?
The purpose of a maternity photoshoot is to showcase your adorable baby bump. Naturally, the best time to schedule it is that sweet time between the end of your second trimester and the beginning of your third trimester. This is where your baby bump becomes round and picture-perfect.
Take advantage of the changes in your body, and let all the pregnancy glow take over your photographs. If you feel self-conscious, it’s no problem either. There are a lot of maternity shoot ideas that you can pull off in the privacy of your home. Here are eight ideas that are simple but enchanting!
8 Do-It-Yourself Maternity Photoshoot Ideas
Silhouette photography is a great way to take maternity pictures without showing too much. In fact, it strikes the perfect balance between revealing and concealing, preserving some of the magic happening right there and keeping it private. It also helps a lot if you feel uncomfortable when being photographed, which happens to a lot of women – both pregnant and not.
A photoshoot set outdoors will almost always result in beautiful pictures. There will be plenty of natural light that gives the photos bright hues and stunning details. Also, with the picturesque background that’s just there, there is no need to add extra elements to complete the picture.
But a photoshoot done indoors are also as lovely. It is easy to play with indoor settings to create the picture-perfect atmosphere. You may want to choose an area in your home with plenty of significance, such as your baby’s nursery, the living room, the bedroom, and so on.
4. With the older sibling
Your first child is going to feel so special if you include them in your maternity shoot. The celebration of the new baby’s arrival is also a celebration of your first child becoming an older brother or sister. Doing the photoshoot with your first child will also make them anticipate their new role even more!
5. With your pet
Another way to make your maternity shoot more inclusive is to get your pet to participate! The result is an aww-worthy photo that is uniquely your family’s. It will take some skill, though, to get your pet to pose, so it will help to practice before staging the actual photoshoot.
6. With a prop
To add more meaning and a new dimension to your photoshoot, you can also use a prop or two. You may want to choose a significant prop, like a baby plush toy, baby shoes, baby clothes, or even a baby book. Limit yourself to two related props to not take the limelight away from your baby bump.
7. Simple and casual
To keep the focus on your growing baby bump, you may also opt to have a simple and casual photoshoot. This means no dressing up, no specific background setup, and no extra elements. It’s just you and your baby, which is actually what truly matters.
8. Funny and light
Finally, let your humorous side shine with a funny and lighthearted maternity photoshoot! You can either use a message board for a hilarious memo, or go all silly with a “candid” moment. A funny maternity shoot will surely have you looking back on your pregnancy with fondness.
There are so many ways to pull off an elegant and sweet-looking maternity photoshoot without having to step outside your home. There’s definitely no excuse not to have one now!